Dating antique cutlery

Never having heard of the Central Park Garden, I started my research.

It turns out that it was a restaurant and entertainment complex on Seventh Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets.

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The park’s first area was opened to the public in the winter of 1858. Hundred and hundreds of pages of information all in tiny little print.) So, it turns out that the owner of the hotel was Hermann Knubel.

Whoever owned that hotel must have been pretty smart as the City Directory was published in 1859 but the information for it was gathered the preceding year. The City of New York had acquired some of Hermann Knubel’s land for Central Park. Knubel had apparent advance knowledge and quickly put that knowledge to work.

And note at the very bottom of the next page it states that “Soule carried off in the night…almost the entire stock” of the Central Park Garden.

And this article describes the demise of the Central Park Riding Academy. This julep strainer is available for sale at my Etsy shop.

The following article was published in 1878 by the New York Times.

It describes a court case involving Warren Soule who had taken a loan and used the furniture and silverware of Central Park Garden as collateral, claiming that he owned these items. Although not mentioned in this New York Times article, court documents show that Mr.

They were made before the time when plastic and stainless steel was par, so instead of mediocrity, you'll find high carbon steel and wooden handles.

Higher end knives will have brass rivets, and are just beautiful.

Central Park Garden (900 Seventh Avenue), I learned, opened in May of 1868.

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